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Comforter Of The Sick In Mouri

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Evert Willemsz spent the last seventeen years of his life in the employ of the Chartered West India Company (WIC) from 1630 to 1632 as a "comforter of the sick" in Mouri and from 1632 to 1647 as a minister in New Amsterdam. Or better, he placed himself in the service of God and the church, through the mediation of the Company. The time Evert spent on the Gold Coast is the most obscure phase of his life. In Guinea, Evert came to know Africans at close range, especially since the success of the trading enterprise depended on a good understanding between the indigenous tribes and the Europeans. Later, in New Amsterdam, he would have to deal with both blacks and American Indians. He did not stay much longer than a year in Guinea, only a good year and a half including the voyage out and back.

Keywords: Church; comforter of the sick; Evert Willemsz; God; Gold Coast; Guinea; Mouri; West India Company (WIC)



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